A Fisherman Found a 75-lb Pearl In A Giant Clam

It could be worth $100 million

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Indonesian Giant Clam
Tridacna giant clam in Komodo National Park, Indonesia.Nick Hobgood (Nhobgood on Wikimedia Commons)

A fisherman from the Philippines discovered a giant pearl a decade ago, and kept it under his bed as a good luck charm until this year. Now some estimates put its value at as much as $100 million.

The giant pearl supposedly formed inside a giant clam, which in and of itself is unusual, as clams rarely make pearls. Something clearly got out of hand for the poor creature, because this thing got big. Take a look at this monster.

The Daily Mail says the fisherman originally found it when a ship's anchor got stuck on the giant clam. he pulled it aboard before finding the pearl.

Gemologists are waiting to get their hands on it to authenticate and value it formally. We're just trying to figure out how anyone would be able to find a match for a set of earrings.